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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued an advisory for travelers to Tanzania in response to the large cholera outbreak in the East African country. The cholera outbreak has...

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Drug-resistant forms of Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest species among malaria parasites, are able to infect the type of mosquito that is the main transmitter of malaria in Africa, according to findings...

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Taiwan health officials are reporting a meningitis vaccine shortage linked to the meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Africa prompting officials to advise the public to postpone travel to the high-risk...

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Officials from the International Coordinating Group for Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control (ICG) warned today of the risk of a large meningitis outbreak in Africa due to an acute shortage...

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The last naturally occurring case of indigenous smallpox was diagnosed in Somalia on 26 October 1977. The once devastating viral disease is estimated to have killed some 300 million people in the 20th...

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A child dies every minute from malaria in Africa where it is estimated that 9 out of 10 malaria deaths occur. In 2013, there were 528 000 deaths from malaria and about 78% of these were in children under...

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A global study on canine rabies, published today (16 April 2015), has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease.  The report is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths...

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A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed today by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, M.B. Ch.B., chairperson of the African Union Commission, formalizes a collaboration between...

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One in five cases of Lassa fever – a disease that kills around 5,000 people a year in West Africa – could be due to human-to-human transmission, with a large proportion of these cases caused...

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The current case count of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has topped 19,000 cases and 7,300 deaths in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This comes after more than...